(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Wedn): Corel, NIX, 1TB Buffalo, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Ends Thur 1am ET: Refurbished Lytro Cameras for $75 to $115

This daily deal expired… The Woot Electronics deal of the day, ending by 1am ET on Thursday 11/20/14 is a sale on factory reconditioned Lytro light field digital cameras. They are available in either 8GB or 16GB versions, in multiple body colors, and in multiple extra accessory configurations. Prices range from $70 to $110 depending on storage and accessories. A total of 12 options are available. Limit 3 per item per customer. Shipping is $5 flat regardless of how many you buy.

B&H Photo offers: Bower 16mm T2.2, refurb Nikon D610, Vanguard Legs, Oly E-M5, NIRs

B&H Photo has a new round of specials. We round them up in one post to keep things moving fast! All come with free shipping:

+ Vanguard Auctus 323AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) for $150

+ Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for $300 in the Canon EF and EF-M, Nikon F, Sony Alpha A-mount and E-mount, Fuji X, M43rds, and Samsung NX flavors

+ Olympus E-M5 body only for $600, other kits price-adjusted accordingly; also promotional rewards and freebies
++ NOTE: the E-M5 body is going to be an Amazon Lightning Deal at 3am ET on Tuesday.

+ refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1440

+ new condition Nikon D610 body only with various freebies (16GB, shoulder bag, Watson battery, shutter release, 2% rewards) for $1600

+ Nikon DSLR Instant Savings, the more you buy, the more you save (and obviously the more you pay total!)

Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $630 (limit 2)

UPDATE (11/18/14): as of this update, this is marked as an “Item Under Review”. It will be unavailable for purchase for a few hours/days until it gets sorted out. It is not uncommon for this thing to show up on various Amazon.com listings.

Amazon is now selling refurbished products “natively” (on the main product page), not just the Warehouse Deals. One of the guinea pigs of this new development is the refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 going for $630 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart. This is sold by Amazon herself, not marketplace sellers… An annotated screenshot crop of the product page showing all these is after the jump (it is a tall picture, so it’s not on the front page to prevent taking over the whole page).

NOTE: you may not see this format when you visit that page – the Amazon web servers often test different versions on different browsers, operating systems, screen sizes, and Viewports (the visible part in the actual browser window, which on a desktop may be significantly different from the screen size/resolution; that was a long way of saying, browser windows can be of many different sizes on a desktop, from full screen to tiny little boxes).

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Black Friday Circular Ads breakdown at Main Blog

As it is customary during Black Friday season, we began a breakdown of the various Black Friday Circular Ads. This is happening at the Main blog (bookmark this if interested). It is a long post that will be updated multiple times until we cover as many stores as possible. Bookmark that post for brick and mortar circular ad coverage! This blog will continue to post deals as they go live. The Main Blog now focuses more on Reference/Research/Long(er)-Form type of posts, so it’s a good place for the detailed BF Ads breakdowns.

UPDATE (6:14pm ET): just finished going through the Best Buy Black Friday Ad.

[UPDATE: Free Bag = The Offer] Starts Tue 3am ET: Olympus E-M5 body and OM-D Messenger Bag Potential Deal

UPDATE (Tue 4am ET): The Free Messenger bag is the offer in this case. The price remains the same at $600 for the Olympus E-M5 body only with Messenger Bag kit. No further discounts. This was part of the Camera and Photo Deals Upcoming deals box, but is not in the Gold Box deals box, so this perhaps explains why it isn’t a daily deal?

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Tue): Oly E-M5 body [only free bag], various ePhotos, PNY

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Ends by 10:50pm ET: Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Electronic Flash (Nikon only) for $180

This limited time offer ended with 86% claimed… Also part of today’s Amazon lightning deals is the Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Electronic Flash on sale for $180 with free shipping in the Nikon SLR mount. The other mounts are not on sale. This offer ends by 10:50pm ET or earlier if it sells out.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Sigma EF-610, Roki 24/T1.5, ePhoto, etc [updated]

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(ENDED) Ends Wedn 3am ET: earn 5% eBay Bucks on $100+ purchases (must opt-in)

This expired… If you are a member of the eBay Bucks rewards program, a new promotion is running until 3am ET on Wednesday 11/19/14. This time you earn 5% eBay Bucks on purchases of $100 or more. You can do this multiple times during this promotion. You must manually opt-in/activate this offer. Check your email or eBay Messages for more details… A good place to start looking for deals are the eBay Daily Deals

(ENDED) Ends by 9:50pm ET: Rokinon CV24M-C 24mm T1.5 Cine (DeCliq, FF) for $525

This limited time offer ended… The Rokinon CV24M-C 24mm T1.5 Cine Wide Angle Lens for Canon with De-Clicked Aperture and Follow Focus Compatibility is a lightning deal at Amazon, ending by 9:50pm eastern (or earlier if sold out) going for $525 with free shipping. Only the Canon version is on sale.

Heads up: New Experimental Twist in Black Friday sales – Preordering (!) the deals

This is only a heads up of yet another twist in the way Black Friday deals are offered. Apparently Amazon.com is trying a new experiment, you can pre-order (!) some of the Black Friday Deals. You will pay the lower price. This experiment is done with these four Samsung HDTVs. This is the first time I see this. I don’t know if other items will be offered in this fashion… So here’s a concrete example, using this 55″ Samsung HDTV as the Guinea pig: it sells for $850 if you want it right now. Or you can “pre-order” it for Black Friday for $800 and it will ship after 11/23/14.

Olympus USA store has “Black Friday” sale now

The Olympus USA store (GetOlympus) has launched what they call their early Black Friday sale. In addition to the discounts, they also offer free 2-day shipping with any order of $25 or more, which may be useful if you need any accessories or extra batteries and things of that nature. Their sale includes M43 cameras, M43 lenses, and P&S digital cameras. Promotion ends 11/30/14 or earlier if sold out.

Updated Nikon DSLR Instant Savings – add as many lenses as you like

Just in time for the holidays, the Nikon DSLR Instant Savings have been updated at B&H Photo, you can add as many lenses as you like and the savings will keep adding up. This is a one-DSLR and multiple-lenses purchased together in the same shopping cart promotion. Here is an example, a direct link to the Nikon D750 page over there. All those lenses scrolling down are eligible for this promotion.

(ENDED) Starts Sun 9am ET: Sandisk Extreme 60MB/sec SDHC Sale

This limited time offer expired… As part of the Amazon Lightning Deals, starting on Sunday at 9am ET (for Prime members) and 9:30am ET (for Everybody else) there is going to be a sale on Sandisk Extreme 60MB/sec SDHC memory cards. I don’t know if it is going to be just the 32GB version that will be on sale or the whole line-up (16, 32, 64GB). We’ll know for certain when it goes live. This is a limited time offer, as all Amazon Lightning Deals are.

More retailers have the Fuji X100T in-stock for $1300

Some of the first wave Fuji X100T retailers sold out, but there is a new wave of retailers that have it in-stock! I just updated the Fuji X100T stock status page with the latest details. As usual, there is a “Latest Updated” timestamp. The page is manually updated, so the further away you are from the timestamp, the higher the chances that things may change.

(OLDER POST) Heads Up: Photography magazine specials going live tonight

This was an older post… This is a heads-up! Four printed photography magazine specials, for $5 per year per magazine will go live tonight at the date-change time period (12:01am Eastern Time on Saturday). A new blog-post will go live at that time. No auto-renewals! You can use them for yourself or gift subscriptions for other photo-people. Details on Sat at 12:01am ET. The promotion will be good for Saturday and Sunday.

Targeted: 5% off at Olympus USA store by taking survey

If you are part of the Olympus e-mailing list, they just sent an email with a survey. Participating who take the survey will receive a coupon for 5% off their next order at the Olympus USA store. This is a limited time offer, surveys are typically limited in slots available. The offer ends by the end of day on 11/14/14. If you participate and receive the coupon, the coupon expires at the end of day on 12/31/14. You must be in their emailing list and have received an email with the survey promotion in order to do this.

Corel Aftershot 2 for $20 (Windows digital download)

Corel is offering their AfterShot 2 software as a digital download for $20. Please note this is the “AfterShot 2”, not the more advanced “AfterShot Pro 2”. You will find a PDF file on the aforelinked page that compares the features of the two versions in detail. The AfterShot 2 is only available on Windows. Pro is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): Polaroid, Fotodiox, ePhoto, Velsey, Coleman, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Ends Fri 3am ET: 10% off one item at Groupon Goods

This limited time offer expired… Groupon Goods is running a limited time coupon promotion. Use coupon code SALE to get 10% off a single Groupon Goods item (this is where most cameras and electronics are), or 20% off a Local item. The coupon expires 3am ET on Friday 11/14/14. Limit one item per customer. Maximum discount is $50 (eg a purchase price of $500). Due to time constraints I cannot price-check Groupon offerings right now, but you can check their Groupon Goods page for ideas (Camera and Photo has its own sub-category on the left side of the page).

Fuji X100T starting to ship for $1300 from US sellers [updated]

UPDATE: the black Fuji X100T is now in-stock at some places for $1300 including Kenmore Camera (eBay) and Amazon (via 3rd parties)… For more, check the Fuji X100T Stock Status page (now HTML only, no widgets!)

The Fuji X100T is arriving before our eyes! We just updated the Fuji X100T Stock Status page and the silver version of the camera is in-stock and shipping for $1300 at Best Buy… As usual with new releases, there may be some initial bumps… Please note I can’t stay all night updating the page, so for the latest updates, you can do DIY-checks using the links in the Fuji X100T Stock Status page.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow) for $62 (limit 2)

In a world dominated by digital, instant film still lives! It even goes on sale! The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow) is on sale for around $62 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer, at Amazon by Amazon herself… Now when are they going to put this instant camera’s innards inside a Fuji X-T1 body? 🙂 [joke!]

3TB Western Digital External USB3/USB2 HDD for $92 (limit 5)

The B&H Specials also include a couple of hard disk storage options! For $92 with free shipping, and a limit of five per customer is the 3TB Western Digital External USB3/USB2 HDD, model WDBWLG0030HBK-NESN. Needs reformatting for Mac usage. This is a limited time/quantity promotion.

On the slimmer and more fashionable front, the WD 1TB My Passport Air Portable Hard Disc Drive, model WDBWDG0010BAL-NESN, with a free carrying case included automatically by B&H, is on sale for $91 with free expedited shipping. Limit five per customer. Needs reformatting for Windows usage. This is a limited time/quantity promotion.

Preorder new DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal for $2900

If you are a “Droneographer”, a brand new DJI model has just been announced! It is the DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal, and it is available for pre-order for $2900 at B&H Photo where you can find a detailed product description and product specs. The release estimate is December 1st in 2014.

Also coming up (prices to be posted later on) are two other bundles, the two transmitter bundle and a stand-alone transmitter.

UPDATE #1: they are now also available for pre-order at Adorama.

UPDATE #2: one of the three kits is now available for pre-order at Amazon as well.

Canon G1X with Canon WP-DC44 Underwater Housing for $550

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering this Canon G1X plus Underwater Housing bundle for $550 with free shipping together! You get both, no coupon, no rebate, just checkout! The underwater housing is Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case. This promotion ends by 11/15/14 or earlier if they sell out… This is the headliner deal of the first round of the B&H Photo Holiday specials (a total of 33 offers listed there).

Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens for $83 (limit 5; maybe Imported/Grey)

To Los eBay Deals we geaux, where we find the Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens offered for $83 with free shipping, in new condition, by Red Tag Camera, with a limit of five per buyer. There is no mention of a warranty, so to be on the safe side, assume it is a gray market (imported model). Still for many this may be a reasonable risk, a double figured simple prime lens is a much smaller risk than a complicated four figures lens. But it’s up to you – we blog, you decide!… Separately there is a promotion that saves you $5 for every 3 eligible items you buy, all offered by Red Tag Camera – you will see this offer right above the product picture over there…

(ENDED) Ends Thur 1am ET: 128GB Centon USB 3.0 Flash drive for $40 (limit 3) + $5 flat ship

This limited time offer ended… The main Woot Daily Deal ending by 1am ET on Thursday is the new condition 128GB Centon USB 3.0 flash drive, offered for $40 plus $5 flat shipping. You can buy up to three of these per shopping cart. This is model S1-U3P6-128G… Speaking of Woot, continuing from yesterday is the Woot Sellout-only Woot-OFF

(ENDED) Ends Wedn 9:50pm ET: X-Rite CMUNPH ColorMunki Sale for $360 after $50 MIR

This limited time offer ended… As part of Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals, ending by 9:50pm eastern on Wednesday 11/12/14 is a lightning deal on the X-Rite CMUNPH ColorMunki for $360 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The price before the sale was $460 ($410 after MIR).

Speaking of Amazon, but not part of the lightning deals, this 23-inch Dell E2314H Computer Monitor goes for $120 with free S&H.

Black Friday: Best Buy stores open at 5pm Thanksgiving, re-open 8am Friday

If you are looking for an excuse to avoid annoying, drunk or pestering relatives/friends/commitments/obligations on Thanksgiving Night, Best Buy has a lifeboat for you 😉 They will be opening at 5pm local time on Thanksgiving night until 1am local time. They will reopen on Friday at 8am local time for more conventional madness. Hours may vary slightly by region/state/store. More at their doorbusters page.

Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array (DRDS4A21) for $360

Speaking of the eBay Deals, Adorama’s eBay store is offering one of the currently featured deals, a new condition Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array with Gigabit Ethernet, model DRDS4A21, for $360 with free shipping. Limit five per buyer during this sale… It goes for $480 at Amazon… Please note this is the Base Unit. No hard disks are included with this model…